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Expedition Collection

Background imageExpedition Collection: Joseph Rock (1884-1962)

Joseph Rock (1884-1962), a Viennese-born naturalist, author and linguist. From 1922 to 1949 he travelled through south-west China studying the flora, peoples, culture and languages of the region

Background imageExpedition Collection: Baobab near the bank of the Lue (Adansonia digitata)

Baobab near the bank of the Lue (Adansonia digitata)
Oil on canvas. Inscribed in paint on verso of canvas BAOBAB near the bank of the Lue, a tributary of the Zambesi River above Kabrabasi

Background imageExpedition Collection: The Welwitschia mirabilis

The Welwitschia mirabilis
Oil on canvas. Inscribed in paint on verso The Welwitschia mirabilis, Nyanka Kykamkop or plant of Hykamkop or Otjitumbo Otjihooro. Stump with a head. South West Africa T. Baines

Background imageExpedition Collection: Mesembryanthemum simplex, 1793

Mesembryanthemum simplex, 1793
Watercolour and pencil on paper by Francis Masson, 1793. Field sketch made by Masson in the Cape of Good Hope

Background imageExpedition Collection: Joseph Hooker

Joseph Hooker

Background imageExpedition Collection: Artocarpus altilis

Artocarpus altilis
Watercolour of Artocarpus altilis (breadfruit) collection of Miss Janet Hutton, 1894. Includes cross section of the plants fruit

Background imageExpedition Collection: The result of three days seed collecting in SW. Burkina Faso

The result of three days seed collecting in SW. Burkina Faso

Background imageExpedition Collection: Baobab trees between San and Mopti

Baobab trees between San and Mopti

Background imageExpedition Collection: Mesembryanthemum digitatum, 1772-1793

Mesembryanthemum digitatum, 1772-1793
Watercolour on paper of Mesembryanthemum digitatum by Francis Masson, 1772-1793. The inscription mentions Dactylopsis digitata which is an old synonym the current accepted plant name

Background imageExpedition Collection: RBG Kew expedition to Cameroon

RBG Kew expedition to Cameroon, 1995. Between 1995-2003, several RBG Kew-National Herbarium of Cameroon (HNC) teams combed the forest, supported by local conservation NGOs and Earthwatch volunteers

Background imageExpedition Collection: Sir Peter Crane of RBG Kew

Sir Peter Crane of RBG Kew on an expedition to Borneo, seen here climbing into the tree canopy of the Sabah rainforest, 2005

Background imageExpedition Collection: Ernest Henry Wilson

Ernest Henry Wilson (back row, second from right) with colleagues while working as a gardener at Kew, circa 1897. Two years later, in 1899, he would begin work as a plant collector

Background imageExpedition Collection: Hands holding Combretum fragrans seeds

Hands holding Combretum fragrans seeds

Background imageExpedition Collection: CNSF staff seed collecting from Pterocarpus erinaceus, Dinderess

CNSF staff seed collecting from Pterocarpus erinaceus, Dinderesso15km from Bobo Dioulasso

Background imageExpedition Collection: Plant portrait Combretum fragrans

Plant portrait Combretum fragrans

Background imageExpedition Collection: Seed pods of Entada abyssinica, north of Banfora

Seed pods of Entada abyssinica, north of Banfora

Background imageExpedition Collection: Hands with Bixa orellana seeds

Hands with Bixa orellana seeds

Background imageExpedition Collection: Sandunes between Sesriem to Sossusvlei

Sandunes between Sesriem to Sossusvlei
Sesriem to Sossusvlei, Namibia Seed Collecting Expedition 2007

Background imageExpedition Collection: Collecting Sesamum abbreviatum

Collecting Sesamum abbreviatum
Sesriem to Sossusvlei, Namibia Seed Collecting Expedition 2007

Background imageExpedition Collection: Petrified sandunes near to Namib lodge

Petrified sandunes near to Namib lodge
Namibia Seed Collecting Expedition 2007

Background imageExpedition Collection: Kuiseb river canyon

Kuiseb river canyon, Namibia Seed Collecting Expedition 2007

Background imageExpedition Collection: Miombo woodland in

Miombo woodland in Malawi

Background imageExpedition Collection: mulanje cedar

mulanje cedar

Background imageExpedition Collection: tree ferns

tree ferns in Malawi

Background imageExpedition Collection: tree fern

tree fern

Background imageExpedition Collection: Seeds of Tripteris microcarpa

Seeds of Tripteris microcarpa
Guanikontes in the Swakopmund river valley, Namibia Seed Collecting Expedition 2007

Background imageExpedition Collection: Flowers of Tapinanthes oleiifolius, LORANTHACEAE

Flowers of Tapinanthes oleiifolius, LORANTHACEAE
Guanikontes in the Swakopmund river valley, Namibia Seed Collecting Expedition 2007

Background imageExpedition Collection: Guanikontes in the Swakopmund river valley

Guanikontes in the Swakopmund river valley
Namibia Seed Collecting Expedition 2007

Background imageExpedition Collection: Botanic expedition to Malawi

Botanic expedition to Malawi
Botanists in Malawi, southern Africa

Background imageExpedition Collection: Botanist at work

Botanist at work
Expedition to Malawi

Background imageExpedition Collection: The Great Tree-Aloe of Damaraland (Aloe dichotoma)

The Great Tree-Aloe of Damaraland (Aloe dichotoma)
Oil on canvas. Inscribed in paint on verso of canvas The Great Tree-Aloe of Damaraland, South West Africa, about 20 feet in height

Background imageExpedition Collection: Adansonia digitata L. (Baobab or Upside-down tree)

Adansonia digitata L. (Baobab or Upside-down tree)
Watercolour, gouache and pencil field sketch on paper. Inscribed by Baines in pencil on recto The Big tree a M.... or Baobab at Marma Kahuwe Dec 29 1861 10am, T. Baines

Background imageExpedition Collection: Deforestation in Brunei

Deforestation in Brunei
Deforestation, logging truck, Berakas, Brunei

Background imageExpedition Collection: Henry Ridley and houseboat, Kuala Tembeling, Malaysia, 1911

Henry Ridley and houseboat, Kuala Tembeling, Malaysia, 1911
Henry Ridley standing by a houseboat at Kuala Tembeling in Malaysia, 1911. He travelled extensively in the Malay peninsula while director of the Singapore Botanic gardens

Background imageExpedition Collection: John Davenport Snowden and wife, Uganda 1916

John Davenport Snowden and wife, Uganda 1916
John Davenport Snowden, botanical explorer and plant collector, with his wife, standing outside their tent at a camp near Kampala, Uganda, in 1916

Background imageExpedition Collection: Pioneers Cabin at the base of a Sequoiadendron giganteum

Pioneers Cabin at the base of a Sequoiadendron giganteum
" Pioneers Cabin" at the base of a Sequoiadendron giganteum, California, USA. Joseph Hooker purchased this photograph, probably during his expedition to the United States (circa 1877)

Background imageExpedition Collection: Arthur Hill, Director of Kew 1922-41

Arthur Hill, Director of Kew 1922-41. A keen horseman, Arthur Hill used to take a ride every morning but unfortunately met his death in 1941 when he fell from a horse on the Mid Surrey Golf Course

Background imageExpedition Collection: Alexander Wollaston

Alexander Wollaston, doctor, explorer and naturalist. photograph from an album illustrating the zoological and botanical expedition Wollaston led to the Snow Mountains of Dutch New Guinea 1912-1913

Background imageExpedition Collection: Sandunes

Sandunes
Sesriem to Sossusvlei, Namibia Seed Collecting Expedition 2007

Background imageExpedition Collection: Acacia erioloba

Acacia erioloba
Sesriem to Sossusvlei, Namibia Seed Collecting Expedition 2007

Background imageExpedition Collection: phoenix reclinata

phoenix reclinata

Background imageExpedition Collection: Plants and Fungi

Plants and Fungi
Kew B2B Plants and Fungi

Background imageExpedition Collection: Ferns & mosses

Ferns & mosses
Kew B2B Plants and Fungi: Ferns & mosses

Background imageExpedition Collection: Fruit of Tapinanthes oleiifolius, LORANTHACEAE

Fruit of Tapinanthes oleiifolius, LORANTHACEAE
Guanikontes in the Swakopmund river valley, Namibia Seed Collecting Expedition 2007

Background imageExpedition Collection: Malawi grassland

Malawi grassland

Background imageExpedition Collection: Malawi, southern Africa

Malawi, southern Africa
Botanic expedition to Malawi

Background imageExpedition Collection: Kew botanist

Kew botanist

Background imageExpedition Collection: Malawi

Malawi
Botanic expedition to Malawi




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